Dwt Bulk Carrier News

06 Nov 2019

K Line Orders Newcastlemax

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Japanese shipping giant Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has placed an order for a 210,000 dwt bulk carrier at compatriot shipbuilder, Japan Marine United Corporation.The 108,900 gross ton vessel is being built for a consecutive voyage contract with JFE Steel and will be used to ship iron ore and coal. The newbuild is due for delivery in fiscal year 2021.The main features of this vessel will comply with NOx emission regulations (Tier III) and be equipped with SOx scrubber that removes…

06 Nov 2019

Newbuild Contract for 210,000 DWT Bulker

File Image: A typical "K" Line coal carrier (CREDIT: "K" Line

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. has announced that construction contract for 210,000-dwt Bulk Carrier to be completed in 2021 fiscal year has been made with Japan Marine United Corporation.After delivery from the yard, the vessel will be put into a consecutive voyage as per contract signed with JFE Steel and will be engaged in iron ore and coal transportation.The main features of this vessel will comply with NOx emission regulations (Tier III) and be  equipped with SOx scrubber that…

29 Oct 2019

KHI Delivers Bulk Carrier Gramos

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Japanese public multinational corporation Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. (KHI) has delivered a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuild, Gramos, to Gramos Navigation, in China.The delivery of the Ultramax took place at the Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (NACKS) on October 29, 2019, said a release from KHI.NAKCS is located in Nantong City, China and operated jointly by China COSCO Shipping and KHI.The vessel incorporates various energy saving technologies, which reduce both fuel consumption and emission of carbon dioxide (CO2)…

24 Oct 2019

MES-S Delivers 66,000 Dwt Bulker Newbuild

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Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding (MES-S) has handed over a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier to Liberia-based Tomaros Navigation at its Tamano Shipyard.The newbuild is named M/V Tomaros."This is the 20th ship of our "neo66BC", the "wide beam shallow draft vessel" of our line-up "neo series"," said the shipbuilder.Featuring a length of 200 meters and a width of 36 meters, the 38,234 GT bulker flies the flag of the Bahamas.Tomaros has four cranes and five cargo holds, and keeps the superior usability of 56BC.The vessel is designed to have enough deadweight more than 66…

17 Oct 2019

DACKS Delivers Bulk Carrier FJM Glory

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Panama-based Stiringaster Line has taken delivery of FJM Glory, a 61,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuilding.The delivery ceremony took place in China at the Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) shipyard, jointly operated by Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) and China COSCO Shipping.The 77,539 cbm vessel features a length of 199.9 meters, a width of 32.24 meters and can accommodate 25 people.The ship has a flush deck with a forecastle and five holds that are designed for optimum transport of grains, coal, ores and steel products.

25 Sep 2019

Navibulgar Christens New Bulk Carrier

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The flag of the second 45,500 dwt bulk carrier, ordered by Navibulgar was hoisted in the Chinese Shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.The godmother Mrs. Wang Xiaoying - Deputy General Director, Operational Department of Export Import Bank of China named the newly built vessel “Midjur” and wished her happy sailing.The naming ceremony in the Chinese Shipyard is part of the celebration events of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Bulgaria.Officials included the Deputy Minister of Transport…

16 Sep 2019

Jiangsu Builds Bulker for Navibulgar

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Chinese Shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Was hoisted the flag of the first 45,500 dwt bulk carrier, ordered by Navibulgar.The godmother Mrs. Zhang Yingchun - Deputy General Manager, Operational Department of Export Import Bank of China gave to the newly built vessel the name Plana and wished her happy sailing.The party was joined by the CEO of Navibulgar Capt. Alexander Kalchev and other Company managers. First Master of the vessel is Capt. Gancho Hristov, and first chief engineer – eng.

20 May 2019

SMS Towage Orders Tug Duo from Damen

The Damen ASD 2411 ‘Manxman’ on its maiden voyage to SMS Towage on the Humber Estuary (Photo: Damen)

UK towage company SMS Towage has purchased two tugs from Damen Shipyards. The first vessel, called Manxman, was handed over on April 12, just seven days after contract signing. The contract for the second vessel, to be called Marksman, was signed on May 1 with a delivery date scheduled for June 7th. Both vessels are Damen ASD Tugs 2411, and mark the first Damen tugs for SMS Towage.Established in 2002, SMS Towage started towage activities on and around the Humber Estuary on the UK’s east coast.

01 May 2019

Belships Buys Supramax Bulk Carrier

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Nowegean bulk ship operator Belships has agreed to acquire the 55,866 dwt bulk carrier M/V SEPHORA from Prospero Marine Ltd, a company controlled by Greek shipowner Elias Kulukundis.The vessel was built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Japan in 2007, the Oslo-listed company informed.The agreed purchase price for MV SEPHORA is USD 12.0 million, of which half will be paid in cash. The remaining consideration will be settled through a proposed issue of 7,405,114 new Belships shares to the seller of the vessel. The agreed share price in the transaction is NOK 7.00 per share.

12 Apr 2019

Belships Acquires Ultramax Bulk Carrier

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Norwegian shipping company Belships ASA has entered into an agreement to acquire a secondhand 63,000 dwt bulk carrier M/V Sofie Victory.The ultramax vessel was built at New Times Shipbuilding, China in 2016.Belships will acquire all shares in the single purpose company Sofie Victory AS, being the owner of M/V Sofie Victory. Sellers are the Bergen, Norway based company EGD Ultra Eco AS (holding 80 per cent of the shares in Sofie Victory AS) and Cyprus based Blossom Shipmanagement…

03 Apr 2019

Belships Adds Supramax Bulker to Fleet

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Norway-based bulk ship operator and management company Belships has signed an agreement to acquire a 58,700 dwt bulk carrier from Wenaas Shipping AS.The vessel was built at Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu), Inc. in the Philippines in 2008, informed a press note from the dry bulk owner.The agreed purchase price is USD 13.0 million, of which half will be paid in cash. The remaining consideration will be settled through a proposed issue of 8,060,650 new Belships shares to the seller of the vessel.

12 Mar 2019

GSI Delivers VLOC to Berge Bulk

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Singapore-based vessel owner and operator Berge Bulk has received the 300,000 DWT bulk carrier Berge Logan, which was built at China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI).The 327-meter-long  very large ore carrier (VLOC) is the largest bulk carrier in terms of deadweight to be built in Southern China.Sailing under the flag of Isle of Man, she will make her maiden voyage to Brazil, said a press release.Very similar in design to Berge K2, Berge Makalu and Berge Annapurna, she is equipped with energy-efficient initiatives – such as a super-efficient tuned main engine…

31 Jan 2019

ClassNK Grants AIP to KHI LNG-Powered Bulker

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Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted an Approval in Principle (AIP) based on its Rule Part GF which adopts IGF Code (regulation for ships using low-flashpoint fuels) to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) for their project on the concept design of an LNG-fuelled 207K DWT bulk carrier.Speaking on the occasion, ClassNK Corporate Officer and Director of Technical Solution Department Hayato Suga said “The maritime industry has been setting its sights on LNG as an energy source for ships as it is an environmentally-friendly alternative to fossil fuels.

01 Feb 2019

ABS AIP for Two LNG as Fuel Designs

ABS granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to two LNG powered designs from China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Group Co (DSIC).DSIC’s designs include a 208,000 dwt bulk carrier and a concept 260,000 dwt Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC).Both designs incorporate a Type C LNG fuel tank in the open area of the aft deck, which DSIC says minimizes the influence on the arrangement of the deck house and increases cargo capacity. DSIC believes the optimized aft deck integrated arrangement achieved the modular design concept for the LNG gas supply system, safety system and filling system and makes for convenient installation and maintenance.

14 Jun 2018

MES-S Delivers 66,000 DWT Bulk Carrier

Japanese shipbuilder MITSUI E & S SHIPBUILDING CO., LTD. (MES-S) said it has completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier M.V. Kedros at its Tamano Shipyard on June, 14, for KEDROS NAVIGATION SA, Liberia.The vessel is the 17th ship of the builder's wide beam neo66BC series.The vessel is equipped with four cranes and has five cargo holds with total capacity for more than 82,800 cubic meters for loading cargoes such as coal, ore, grain, as well as lengthy/heavy cargo like steel pipe and hot coil. The size of hatch opening is the largest for this type of vessel in terms of both length and width, MES-S said.The ship's main engine, a MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 diesel engine…

26 Feb 2019

200,000-dwt Bulk Carrier for K-Line

At the Marugame business headquarters Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., the 200,000-dwt ton Cape size bulker "CAPE SAPPHIRE" has been completed.The ship is compliant with the Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carrier (CSR-BC) for bulk cargo ships, and the main institution is equipped with an electronically controlled engine with enhanced anti-corrosion measures, in order to save energy, we have installed WAD (Weather Adapted Duct) in front of the propeller and Hybrid Fin behind the propeller.The vessel is equipped with a scrubber on the funnel to remove sulfur oxides from the gas discharged from the engine. The ship will be engaged in iron ore and coal transport for Japanese steel mill.Cape Sapphire Main ParticularsLOA: 299.95mWidth: 50mDepth: 24.70Draft: 18.32mDeadweight: 208…

09 Aug 2018

Ship Performance Has a 80/20 Rule

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The shipping industry risks investing billions of dollars on vessel optimization services that fail to deliver on overall operational efficiency and performance due to a lack of understanding and appreciation of weather which accounts for 80 percent of the impact on vessel performance warns voyage intelligence and insight specialist StratumFive.As vessel performance optimization becomes increasingly more sophisticated, ship owners and operators have access to a far broader range of technologies, datasets and potential avenues for optimization than ever before.

22 Aug 2018

ESL Shipping Takes Delivery of LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier

From left: Managing Director Mikki Koskinen, Chief Engineer Jarmo Kuronen, Master Jussi Vaahtikari and Chairman of the Board Aki Ojanen during the delivery ceremony. Photo: ESL Shipping Ltd

Finnish dry bulk shipping company ESL Shipping has taken delivery of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueled bulk carrier named Haaga.The next-generation 25,600 dwt bulk carrier is 160 meters long and was delivered Monday to Aspo Group's ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China.LNG-fueled vessel generates less than 50% of the carbon dioxide emissions of the previous generation of vessels. The vessel can also be fueled by completely carbon-free biogas, once the availability…

06 Jun 2018

LR Grants AiP for Dual-fuel Bulker Design

Nick Brown presenting the AiP to Dr Chen Gang at Posidonia  (Photo: Lloyd's Register)

Lloyd's Register presented Approval in Principle (AiP) to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS) for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) dual-fueled Newcastlemax 210,000 DWT bulk carrier design during a ceremony this week at the Posidonia 2018 trade show in Greece.SWS and LR have agreed to jointly develop the bulk carrier design, which is based on an existing conventional bulk carrier design and updated to incorporate LNG propulsion.LR provided assistance and support, in terms of the LNG fuel system application and verifying the design against the IGF code…

04 Mar 2019

Kawasaki Heavy to Build Ship in China

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Japanese public multinational corporation Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) has completed the construction of a new dock in northeast China, as the company streamlines costs amid competition from South Korean rivals.According to a press note from the manufacturer of ship and offshore structure, KHI started construction of the first ship at this new dock at Dalian COSCO KHI Ship Engineering (DACKS) in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China.DACKS is jointly operated by Kawasaki and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping)…

21 Feb 2018

World’s First LNG-fueled Bulk Carrier Delivered

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Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) and ILSHIN LOGISTICS delivered the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has also been verified to be in compliance with the International Gas Fuel (IGF) Code. The vessel is the result of a collaboration project, announced in July 2016, to develop the first in a new generation of environmentally-friendly LNG-fueled bulk carriers. The ship has a Type ‘C’ LNG fuel tank with a capacity of 500m³, made of austenitic high manganese steel and located on the aft mooring deck.

15 Mar 2018

MES Delivers 66,000 DWT Bulk Carrier

Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) said it has completed and delivered a 66,000 dwt bulk carrier to owner Ostria Marine Co. The newbuild, M.V. Christina, was delivered at the builder's Tamano Works on March 15, 2018. The vessel has four cranes and five cargo holds, with more than 82,800 cubic meters cargo capacity. The ship’s main engine, a MITSUI-MAN B&W 7S50ME-B9.3 diesel engine, complies with MARPOL NOx restriction (Tier-II) for exhaust gas emissions. The ship has low sulfur fuel oil tanks, which are designed for operation in Emission Control Areas (ECA). Service Speed: abt.

02 Apr 2018

New Times Shipbuilding Launches Two Aframax for Frontline

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On April 2, No.13 and No.14 111,000 DWT Oil Tankers launched successively from NTS drydock, both of which are built for Frontline. New Times Shipbuilding's CEO Liu Haijin and the representatives from the owner and ABS attended the launching ceremony, the company said in its press release. It has updated about the other deliveries in this year. On January 26, 2018, the closing ceremony for No.26 157,500 DWT Crude Oil Tanker was held in Shanghai. "Our Executive General Manger  Zhang Yuyong and representatives from Owner Dong-A Tanker attended this ceremony.

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